CES 2013: Targus Touch Pen for Windows 8 is Next Best Thing to a Touchscreen

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asherrna

Would it work on desktops as well? If not, what is the hindrance? Not that I'll be using metro on my desktop, I'm just curious about its technological limitations.

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Ur7MByh

If it is anything like my Tablo, then yes it can. You just hook it up to the side of the monitor.

Only thing you will need to watch out for is the 17" screen size limitation they have apparently.

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jgrimoldy

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't. It'd be really nice if they released with a Windows 7 driver. If they also made it pressure sensitive, you could make quite a nice alternative to the Wacom Intous graphics tablet quite cheaply!!

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Ur7MByh

Careful with the pressure sensitivity though cause that could put too much pressure on the screen. Even with a felt tip (Or you just keep crushing the felt tips)

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jgrimoldy

You make a good point that I hadn't considered. I s'pose a thin clear plastic screen protector would help to keep from damaging the LCD.

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Ur7MByh

It could, but don't forget that the smaller the point of contact, the greater the force so a thin sheet of plastic won't do much. When I use my Tablo on my desktop, I cut a piece of thin plexiglass to fit to the screen and use it that way. It works like a charm. On the laptop, I am just very careful!

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Ur7MByh

Double Post

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Ur7MByh

I have had this exact item for years now! Mine is the Tablo by hantech and it is exactly the same thing. You put a sensor either on the top or side of the screen, plugs into USB, and you use a pen to make it touch screen. I use it for Photoshop quite often. Only difference is that I can use this perfectly fine on my 24" LED LCD monitor as well instead of just 17".

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